favorites, friday favorites

Friday Things

It has been quite the week. I started out working from home on Monday since Zoe’s daycare was closed for MLK. The real estate world cares not about most holidays, so work we must. Monday night I got a call from the daycare staying they would be closed Tuesday for impending snowmagedon 2018. Zoe and I waited around all Tuesday and this is all we got…

Quite underwhelming, right??? Well funny thing about it, schools were cancelled for Wednesday too! The roads in our area were fine, but apparently there were some secondary roads somewhere around us that were all ice. I dont know? I don’t know a single person who saw it.  Either way, yesterday was a rough rough drop off at daycare after being out for five days straight! This is what three days at home looked like….

That last picture could be me after work on a Friday. Hahaha.

After all that time cooped up at home, Laura and I met for lunch yesterday and it was FABULOUS!!! Obviously for the company!!! But also, Real and Rosemary has a Whole 30 menu and I could order off of it and enjoy something other than salad. It was so delicious that we may be planning what we will have there next already.

Even with all the snow days, I have been staying strong. We are 19 days in and over half way there! I gotta be honest and say that it was hard not snacking on all the things and making hot chocolate with the freezing cold weather!!!! This is Alabama, it isn’t supposed to be 4 degrees several mornings in a row! Or ever, really!!!!

Favorite Recipe: To keep myself excited, I have been scouring Pinterest for more compliant recipes. How amazing does this Chicken Lo Mein look?

Healthy Lo Mein made with delicious carrot noodles! An Easy 15 minute whole30 meal the whole family will enjoy! Grain free, paleo, and gluten free. The servings are big. The food is tasty! I did not want to stop eating this! I wanted to eat all four servings by myself. A big ol’ serving of these lo mein noodles carries all of the delicousness factor with only 343 calories! Whole30 meal plan that's quick and healthy! Whole30 recipes just for you. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Heal...

And this Coconut Lime Chicken too!

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken Breasts - a one pan, Whole 30 approved dish made with only a handful of ingredients. Dairy Free + Paleo

Favorite Lust: For years I have coveted the Gucci and Channel bags, but I would never pull the trigger on one. Just way too much money for a purse for me. I stick in the Michael Kors, Kate Spade prince range. I saw this Rebecca Minkoff bag that is a dupe for one of the ones I love the most. Much better price!!! It is sitting on my Wish List with Nordstrom right now. Come here my pretty!!!!!

Favorite Funny: This seriously can’t sum me up better than any other meme out there.

Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Emelia Lawrence January 19, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I LOVE THAT BAG- so so pretty! I think it’ s so awesome when restaurants offer menu’s like Whole 30 and Weight Watchers- so much easier for people to still eat out! That’s so nice that your job has the availability for you to work from home when things like snow happen. It’s in the 30’s today here and I am so excited for this warm up haha. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm January 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    That picture of Zoe is killing me! Haha! That’s me at the end of every freakin day!
    It cracks me up when Southern states shut everything down for weather. We are hardcore in New York. I’ve driven to work in 2 feet of snow before. It’s awful.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I feel her in that last pic, and I will also be doing that after work today! I left work early last Friday because we were supposed to get this AWFUL snowstorm… we got maybe an inch. Then Monday night we unexpectedly got over 6 and I could barely make it to work. WTF! I really commend you for sticking with Whole30 while being stuck in the house! I’ve eaten garbage all week! Here’s to warmer temps and sunshine, friend!

  • Reply Danielle January 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Those Whole 30 dishes look soooo good. I am going to look like Zoe’s last picture at the end of today too. Ha. I am laughing at the snow you got and how school was closed for 2 extra days. Ugh. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    That anxiety meme is soooooo me.
    Our weather had Our school systems all a mess all week long too. The kids had a 6 day weekend.,haha

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Lol @ the last photo of Zoe. I hope you don’t feel to exhausted after work but at least the weekend is here to rest up! I’m sure it was a fabulous to get out of the house for a lunch date after being cooped up at home for so long.

  • Reply Sierra January 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    That last pic of Zoey face down on her stuffie friend is me right now lol. Come on 5:30! My work is the same way with the weather or holidays for that matter. Work, work, work, work. That Lo Mein does look amazing and I have been looking at that bag forever! My sister has it in another color so I think I need to take hers lol. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Zoe…crashing…so cute! Is that her backpack on? The south and their weather craziness. We get 8 inches, 5 degrees and there is still school, lol. Yum, how great to have a restaurant that has great things and you can stick to your guns! That RM bag…she MUST be yours! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Biana January 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    you can definitely start to go stir crazy when you’re at home for that long, but with a little babe that’s even harder! I hope you get that pretty RM bag, I have it in blush pink 🙂 happy weekend! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply mandie January 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    That Chicken Lo Mein looks very yummy. I am trying to find new things for supper & I may have to add this to the list of goodies to try. 🙂

  • Reply Carly January 22, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    That third picture of Zoe is how I feel half the time too, haha, that’s too cute! It looks like you do the best job finding a variety of things to eat- I think the hardest thing about any kind of diet plan is that it can feel repetitive sometimes, but that definitely doesn’t seem to be the case!

  • Reply Alexandra January 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I picked the wrong time to catch up on your posts! I want to eat ALL OF THE THINGS! hehehe XO Every food you took a picture of looks great, and I want to make that coconut lime chicken! Glad the restaurant had a whole 30 menu! XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Reply laura January 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

    That chicken lo mein recipe looks so good! I think we should put real & rosemary into our rotation more – especially since they’ve added more delicious things to their menu!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.